Arizona History – March 9th

Tuesday,  March 9th

On this date in 1864, the first issue of the Arizona Miner was published at Fort Whipple by Richard C. McCormick, secretary of state for Territory of Arizona.

On this date in 1911, The Arizona Republic reported the death of a Papago Indian who had been charged with witchcraft by the people of his village. He was executed by being tied to the tail of a wild horse which was set loose in the desert.

On this date in 1920, the Bisbee Deportation case opened at the Tombstone Courthouse.

(Photo : Tombstone Courthouse)

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